Posts tagged: Resilience

Pastors, We Need You to Be Healthy

By Darrell Yoder on January 24, 2020

On March 17, 2020, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is hosting our Spring 2020 Talking Points Conference where we will explore questions about resilience, wellbeing and effectiveness in ministry. Research shows that there are certain keys to cultivating a sustainable, sacrificial yet fulfilling ministry, and we want to provide space for pastoral leaders and those who love them to pause, reflect and…

Allies and Confidants: Fighting Loneliness and Finding Friendships

By Darrell Yoder on February 18, 2020

The loneliness of pastoral ministry. That's what surprised Bob Burns when he and his team were conducting the research for "Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving." Burns is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, N.C., and one of our speakers at this year's Talking Points conference. Actually it wasn't a surprise, he later qualified.…

What COVID-19 Is Teaching Me

By Elizabeth Boock on April 16, 2020

I don't think any of us could ever have expected the mass uncertainty and disruption that COVID-19 has caused.

Ever since COVID-19 began affecting all of our lives, I've been determined to make the most of it—to learn, grow closer to the Lord and live with a thankful heart. Let me tell you, that's not always easy, but it's so rewarding.

Learning Resilience During COVID-19

By Simone Dekryger on May 14, 2020

As a student, COVID-19 has been a scary and uncertain experience, but I have not been left alone. Students have moved off campus for safety, and while education looks different now than it did a short time ago, the school year is still moving forward.

With the support of Cornerstone's community, ranging from students to professors and counselors at The Well, the year moves on.